Originally Posted by goodygumdrops
Thanks for the advice.
I need to take A&P 1&2 plus labs, Chem for health sciences, Microbiology and Pharmocology.
I was planning on taking A & P 1 plus lab and Chem this fall.
I think I am going to see how the interview goes...for all I know, I might not get the job, yk?
I guess my big worry is that I'll overwhelm myself with school, work and divorce. I can't imagine what things are going to be like one my stbx moves out in July.
Oh, and my son is 2 1/2 so I don't know how much I want to be away from him...I've been a sahm since he was born.
Hi there! I've been taking nursing prereqs and getting divorced w/2 very young children for the past year and a half! I started nursing school this week.
Working f/t plus A&P & Chem (with labs for each?) is going to be ALOT. It's sort of doable if you've got no children and have no major life upheaval (read: divorce) going on. As a really on-top of things student (my prereq GPA was 3.9+) who ended up crying in the A&P prof's office the week my X moved out, and occasionally begging professors for compassion, believe me when I say it's stressful.
There can be a number of mitigating factors - how demanding the school is - there are more and less challenging versions of these prereqs, how well you either have to or want to do in the classes, your commute, your childcare situation and emotional/logistical support, your class schedule, your background/interest/aptitude in the sciences, etc. I worked very part-time (usually 2-3 hours/week) while taking my prereqs, and honestly, that was more than enough, with my 2-3 math or science classes per term. However, b/c of my dismal undergrad GPA, I put myself under a ton of pressure to basically get straight A's at a tough school. This definitely isn't necessary for everyone.
You'll do what you have to do (and survive!), financially and otherwise, but if you can possibly find p/t work that is not too terribly stressful, while taking prereqs, I would go that route. You can figure out what to do in nursing school once you're there - your son will be significantly more mature, and your circumstances may be quite different.
Oh, my experience is that of a mom with full physical custody, minimal financial help from the X and zero practical help (I asked him twice last year to help in a pinch with childcare b/c I had exams, he bailed both times, I no longer ask - he simply won't do it) from my X. I do have family help, but it has it's limitations. With a helpful and cooperative co-parent, I imagine things would be much easier.